Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
At first, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get through this book. I had to do a major writing style switcheroo.
Laurie Halse Anderson is an amazing writer, but this book is HEAVY. No pun intended. I've never read a book written quite like this one, but once I got "into" it (the story and the writing style), I had trouble putting it down.
Wintergirls is about a teenage girl struggling with an eating disorder. It is told from her perspective, and really gets into her head. The writing was amazing.
This book had no cuss words (that I can remember). There were no sex scenes.
It was very enlightening. A great read for adults and girls of all ages.
It's sad how parents can unknowingly (I hope) put pressures on girls that make life seem impossible. It's also sad that so many girls struggle to find ways to cope with the challenges of life.
I wish as women we could help each other more efficiently.